Puppy Classes

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At Proper Paws Dog Training, our goal for your puppy starts with Puppy Socialization.  According to the position statement on puppy socialization published by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the primary and most important time puppies should be socialized is during the first three months of life. Our program provides a safe environment for your puppy to socialize with unfamiliar puppies and people without fear or overstimulation.

Puppies should receive a minimum of one set of vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first class and a first deworming. They should be kept up-to-date on vaccines throughout the class.

The most critical time in your puppy’s life is RIGHT NOW! If you want your puppy to grow up and be comfortable around all kinds of people, in all kinds of life situations with you and with others, as well as get along with other dogs, Puppy Socialization Classes are CRITICAL!

Puppy Socialization

This class is for puppies age 8 weeks through 20 weeks (owners must bring proof of current vaccination EVERY time they attend a class)

What To Expect

In this class you will observe your puppy burning off some puppy energy in a fun and safe space while learning polite dog/dog and dog/human social interactions.

Puppies learn how to:

  • Understand body awareness
  • Appropriately set and respect boundaries
  • Comprehend how to use a soft mouth

In this class you will learn about:

  • Dog body language
  • Some basic commands
  • How to help your pup with setting and respecting play boundaries
  • How to help your pup feel more secure around other dogs and people
  • Several tips from our professional trainers on how to raise a well-balanced pup

We offer multiple Playful Pup classes every week for your convenience and there is no set curriculum so you don’t have to worry about missing a class, come when it is convenient for you! On very rare occasions, you may show up and be the only puppy in class. If this happens, your trainer will be sure to provide you with a great one on one lesson addressing dog/dog and dog/human socialization until you can get into a class with more puppies – again, this is rare, but it does occasionally happen, especially during the times of year in which people are vacationing and/or traveling!

Important Information

By enrolling in this class or any classes offered by Proper Paws Dog Training, you explicitly agree to our policies outlined in our Client Service Agreement document.